"I'm a mother, I'm a lover, a chef, a referee. I'm a doctor, and a chauffeur seven days a week. I ain't asking for a medal, yeah I know you work too. I'd just like a little credit where credit is due. It's the hardest gig I've ever known. I work my fingers to the bone. Yeah the dishes and the diapers never stop. Lousy pay, there ain't no 401K. I know this may come as a shock, but this here's a full time job!"--Full Time Job sung by Gretchen Wilson

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fruit Loops, Sloppy Joes, and Sleepless Nights!

Hello there! Happy Munchy Time Monday! Did you have a good weekend? We did. We didn't do anything special, but enjoyed some family time. Saturday we all worked out here at home (the girls included). It is hilarious to watch J do squats! Then we went to the gym together. I ran into an old co-worker on the treadmill. I am seriously uncoordinated enough, but try walking on the treadmill and talking to the person next to me was an experience. I swear I about wiped out about 4 times! Then we came home and everyone took a nap after lunch (it was wonderful!). We had a great family dinner after watching Purdue get spanked. Sunday M and I went and picked up L's trial bed and then went and got some bedding. I was able to get MOST of the house clean thanks to my wonderful hubby.

So, at this point I am just downright exhausted. M doesn't want to sleep at night, or during the day or any time if he is not being held! I am trying to determine if he is old enough to Cry It Out yet. I hate to, but Mama's gotta get some sleep little boy! As I type this (from my phone of course since M INSISTS on being held) L & J are supposed to be napping in their room together for the first time. We shall see! I've already put J down 3 times now!


I don't know if I have posted this recipe in the past, but it is worth posting again! This is one of my favorite all-time treats! My MIL gave me the recipe and I would eat it everyday if I could. To make it even better, it only takes 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes plus a little drying time!

Loopy Bark
1 box Fruit loops (I SO use generic!)
1 large block white chocolate or vanilla almond bark

Poor Fruit Loops into a large bowl. Melt bark according to pkg. directions. Poor melted bark over fruit loops. Stir well until Loops are all covered. Spread onto wax paper until dry. Store in air tight container. Enjoy!!

Now I realize this is gross, but feel I should mention it just in case you give this to your kiddos (which come on, if you have kids, you KNOW they will want some!). If you eat too much of this, your poop will be black, or dark blue or green. I can only tell you that I learned this the hard way when I changed my daughter's diaper. I just want you to be prepared! Don't say I didn't warn you!

Now, for my latest meal. I have ALWAYS been ONLY a Manwich person when it came to Sloppy Joes. No generic for us! Then I started doing Weight watchers and found a recipe for sloppy joes in one of their recipe books. I have heavily adapted it, but I will tell you it started out like the Barbecue-Sauced Sloppy Joes from the Weight Watchers All-Time Favorites if you want to see the original. Now for my version...

Theresa's BBQ Sausage Joes:

Cooking Spray
1-1 1/2 onions, chopped,
1 lg. green pepper, seeded and chopped
at least 2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 pound ground turkey sausage
Chili powder
Ground cumin
dried oregano
mustard powder
garlic powder
nutmeg (just a pinch!!!)
1/2 c. prepared BBQ sauce
8 oz. can tomato sauce

Spray large skillet. Cook Onions and peppers until soft. Add Turkey Sausage and cook until no longer pink. Add spices. Now, as you can see I don't give you amounts because, well, I don't measure them! :) I just throw them in until it looks about right. But, I'm going to guess it is about 1 or 2 tsp. of each spice except for the nutmeg. I only add a pinch just to bring out flavor. Trust me on this! Mix together. Then add BBQ Sauce and Tomato Sauce. Stir and cook until heated through. I serve this with Brownberry Double Fiber Bread (1 PT. per slice). So total, this is about 5 points per slice.

I hope that you enjoy today's munchies. I know that I have! Tune in tomorrow for Take It Off Tuesday to see if I hit my 2.6 pound goal for the week (I am HIGHLY doubting it, but you never know!).

With Love,

1 comment:

Little AJ said...

Wow I never attributed fruit loops to the color of his poop but you are so right! Good to know I wasn't the only one LOL Love your flowers on here but the black background makes the purple font difficult to read. Happy blogging :) And, no, he is not too young to cry it out